Heihachi DOES have the Devil GeneIt's one thing to survive a fall from a cliff. It's another to survive getting blown up by several self-destructing Jack units without so much as getting burned all over.
Paul and Guile from Street Fighter have the same hair stylistSelf explanitory.
The P. Jack in Tekken 2 was a prototype for Jack 3With the data of the original P. Jack in it. It could explain why he has as completely different appearance.
Jin is a grown-up LelouchLet's see, there's a theory about Lelouch is still alive. Maybe he faked his death just in case the world is not in peace.
A Mishima has to be murdered to awaken their Devil FormLet's review: Kazuya was chucked off a cliff as a child when his Devil awoke. Then, we first see Jin's Devil form after he gets gunned down, followed by Heihachi shooting him in the head. Finally, Jinpachi was locked underground of Hon-Maru and possibly starved.
The Armor King from Dark Resurrection is the original KingThink about it; he did not recognize the second King in his ending, Marduk killed the original Armor King, and he wore a black jaguar mask just to agitate the second king after his loss in the fourth tournament. It could very well be that the first King survived his encounter against Ogre, heard of Armor King's death and saw Marduk's ridicule of the character. Sounds like a viable reason to take up the mantle; so he could avenge his master.
Armor King isn't human, he's either an Eldritch Abomination or a shape-shifting alienAlright, alright, before you start chucking rocks at me, here's why this makes some sort of sense.
Lars Alexandersson will become King of the World at the end of Tekken 6Specifically, Lars will defeat Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, and Heihachi Mishima, become head of the Mishima Zaibatsu AND G Corporation, merge them, then turn it into something that is truly Lawful Good. Since he's the son of Heihachi, he is technically a legitimate heir to the Zaibatsu. Also, because he was raised away from the Mishima family, he did not pick up any of their evil habits. This would effectively end the Mishima storyline as well as finally redeem their family.
Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, and Heihachi Mishima all die at the end of Tekken 6Another possible ending is that the entire Mishima main bloodline is wiped out when Jin suicides by either jumping off a very high cliff or into an active volcano, and dragging Kazuya and Heihachi with him, going full circle from the pre-timeskip Tekken games. This would also effectively end the Mishima storyline. G Corporation and the Zaibatsu would be inherited by Lars or Lee (or Asuka if you want a joke ending). The first scenario (a high cliff) would allow for any of the three to return should popular demand allow it.
The Devil Gene is the result of exposure to the Soul EdgeThe Soul Series is known to have happened in the past of the Tekken series. When Siegfried was possessed by the Soul Edge, he turned into a demonic creature with vast physical power. With those two facts in mind, the obvious explanation is that a Mishima ancestor was exposed to the Soul Edge at some point, and unlike Ivy, had kids anyway.
Steve Fox is the result of Artificial Insemination, Test-tube Baby, and a fragment of Soul Edge...thus explaining the demonic-looking scar on his arm. It was supposed to be something like Nightmare's arm, only it didn't "mature" enough.
Sergei Dragunov is mute because he has a funny voice.Dragunov has a voice actor, despite his complete lack of dialog. The only sound he makes is when he gets hit- but instead of merely grunting, he makes noises like he's vomiting up pudding. It's very likely that Sergei merely has a nasal Hollywood Nerd voice which he hides to keep up his creepy image.
Kazama Jun died...but not at the Ogre's hands...er...claws...Whenever Jin lapses into his Devil state, it ends with him (a) in normal phase; (b) waking up with little-to-no recollection of what Devil actually did; and (c) in the midst of some very impressive wreckage. Notice that this is exactly what he wakes up to after the Ogre's attack on his mother. This implies one very scary possibility. Namely, that Jun successfully drove off the Ogre, only to be obliterated by the newly-manifested Devil-Jin. Jin was essentially the weapon that slew his mother. Even worse, since the Devil Gene doesn't take effect until its carrier first dies, there's the possibility that this was preceded by the Ogre succeeding at killing Jin. Of course, this means that Jin died twice as of the close of 3. Kazuya only revived from death #2 (the volcano) because of the G Corporation's agents—Devil wasn't able to restore him from that. So how did Jin revitalize from Heihachi's gunshot? Does the holy Kazama force have it's own one-time resurrection quality?
Ogre is a demonic or otherwise altered form of whatever alien race Yoshimitsu hails from.They both have a very similar power set: teleportation, energy stealing, Super Speed, attack deflection and replication of techniques. They're both aliens...duh. And somehow, Bosconovitch (thinks he) knows how to use Ogre's blood to revive his daughter. Note that Yoshimitsu can heal his opponent as well.
Lili posesses the Devil GeneVia character customisation, it is possible for her to gain black wings identical to Devil Jin's, albeit smaller. They are clearly not just decorations, you can see them move! Take a look at her character, a teenaged girl who, despite all efforts to raise her as a respectable young lady where not able to stop her uncovering an insatiable battle-lust and improbable fighting prowess. She takes out would-be kidnappers by accident (!), and is able to effortlessly adapt her gymnastics training into a competent streetfighting style, allowing her to go toe-to-toe with outright supernatural forces. The only reason she doesn't go axe-crazy is that she lacks the deep-seated hatred imbedded into the rest of the Mishima bloodline.
Tekken is the future of both the SimCity series and some fighting game seriesthink about hehachi is the owner of a huge buisness, however unlike Sim City, it has a miltia, robots, scientists, etc.
Leo is transgender.Specifically, he is a FTM transgender.
The "newcomer" in Tekken Tag 2 is Julia Chang.Not this troper's personal opinion, given how wildly different her character is, but it should be noted that her medallion is identical to Julia's.
Nina is named after the 'No Irish Need apply' sign.It may be possible...She is Irish.Although the signs never existed in America...Supposedly.
Jun was waiting for Duke Nukem to return before she did.Tekken 2 and Duke Nukum 3D came out about the same time. Tekken Tag Tournament and Manhatten Project both came out the same time, the last time they were in a game. For the next nine years there's teases and suggestions of both returning. Then in 2010 there's the big news of Duke Nukem Forever developments, so Jun appears in the movie. Then the game becomes official for this year. Just who should happen to be one of the characters in TTT 2? Jun. She said that hell would freeze over before she was in a game again. Well Cue the Flying Pigs, Duke Nukum is back, and true to her word she makes her return as well.
Heihachi is a Jack series robot, or at least of a similar creationIn the first Tekken game, Heihachi had no unique and independant voice, and instead shared exactly the same grunts and cries as the Jack series (Jack, P.Jack). Admittidly Ganryu had this as well, and because of limited memory all the bosses shared voices with the main 8 characters (sans Wang). But more clues seem to hint: Heihachi cannot seem to infuse ogre blood into his being, he has unnatural strength for a human (just like the Jack robots), waves of Heihachi clones appear in Tekken 5's bonus game 'Devil Within', Heihachi mental state and fighting prowess seems unaffected by the effects of old age. Maybe his hair grayed because of realistic skin, blood and hair, this allows him to bleed blood and for his hair to grow and change like a regular human. No mention is ever made of Heihachi's mother/his father Jinpachi's wife... maybe she never existed? Maybe Jinpachi was so determined to rebel against his Mishima instincts when running the Mishima Zaibatsu as it's CEO, so that he ran it in a dignified and kind way, that it took up all his efforts and time. Maybe he never met the right woman, and instead ordered to have an heir 'manufacted' instead. But as expected, the creation rebelled against him. Jinpachi built it to be 'too durable', much to his misfortune. Most Mishimas, Jinpachi, Kazuya, Jin, they all started out as kind souls until the devil gene made it's move. Granted the youngest we ever see Heihachi is 50ish, so we never see a flashback of him when he debatably was a 'kind soul'. But then, maybe that was deliberate, because there was no need to show Heihachi younger, because his personality wasn't at all different. This seems to be bypassed as Heihachi being the 'black sheep' of the family, but maybe there is more to it. In addition, although non canon, Heihachi appears as a much younger (although admittidly still middle aged, just not bald on the top) self in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, rather than the aged version of him last seen in Tekken 6, with no mention of why this new Heihachi has appeared, or where the old one vanished to. Reason... a new model? So what about Kazuya? Who fathered him? Two things, Heihachi acts like a cyborg, and being part organic can still breed... or Kazuya's father is actually Jinpachi. Now, it's probably easy to read this and be stunned, confused, or even shocked at how bizarre it is to even assume it. But if you really take the time to be really open minded, there is a possibility it's not really that farfetched.
In Tag 2, Harada said Sure, Why Not? to the Jun = Unknown theories.Ok, so the videos have been leaked and thousands of fans are triumphantly proclaiming I Knew It. I'm not surprised either, given the circumstances, but I'm going to have to ask you all to hold your horses anyway. Compare Unknown in Tag to Junknown in Tag 2. If you look at the former, it's very clear that the intention of Unknown being Jun's sister was the angle the dev team was going with before Tag became a non-canonical spinoff. There are several discrepancies between the two, such as Unknown being two inches shorter than Jun, having tanner skin, a slightly different hairstyle (even before she was possessed by the wolf demon, as indicated by artwork◊), and dressing in dark clothes (as opposed to Jun's preference for white). Unknown's Mama Bear moment in Ogre's ending can still work if it's an aunt protecting her nephew, considering that we know little about Jin's childhood besides him living with Jun; it could even simply be Jun's sister spurned on by an urge to avenge Jun's possible death at Ogre's hands. Now, look at the latter. Throughout Tag 2's promotion, Jun has been hyped in the exact same way Kazuya was back in the original Tag. If I'm not mistaken, more focus has been placed on Jun's return than the appearance of Young Heihachi or characters like Jinpachi and True Ogre coming back. It was fan intervention that helped bring back Kazuya in 4 after Tag, and since Jun has this massive Ensemble Darkhorse thing going for her, it's possible that the same kind of publicity could work in Jun's favor. Thus, we have Junknown (who, unlike her original incarnation, looks exactly like Jun). Keep in mind that Jun's official status in the series is simply "missing", as opposed to the Killed Off for Real King I and Armor King I. Instead of trying of work in a plot point for a character who technically doesn't exist, Harada probably just went with the flow and confirmed what was most likely the most prolific Epileptic Tree in series history. After all, the man's been bombarded with messages asking for Jun to return to the series and Harada easily received the six thousand tweets for Jun's return here. Perhaps this was done in order to justify and lay down the groundwork for Jun should she come back for real in the next installment.
7 will extend the Devil Gene/Azazel elements to encompass a good chunk of the Nephilim legendIn some understandings of the Nephilim disaster as described in 1 Enoch and Jubilees, Azazel was one of the renegade Grigori (it may even be possible to equate him with Gadreel, depending on whether you think Azazel should be equated with the serpent of Eden, although that may easily be stretching on this troper's part). In addition, it seems to have been established that Azazel is the reason why the Mishima are afflicted with the Devil Gene. This parallels how 1 Enoch describes the Nephilim, as Half-Human Hybrid children of angels...and apparently Always Chaotic Evil. (Note: Genesis uses "Gibborim" not as a particular class of beings, but just to signify how powerful the Nephilim were. Various mighty and heroic humans also get called "gibbor".) While any series worth its salt is going to include some sort of Shrouded in Myth element, there shouldn't be much doubt to how much the Mishima lived up to that element of nastiness post-Jinpachi. There is the question of how Seth...er...Azazel could have mated with humans, though. A case of Genetic Engineering is the New Nuke? Another element relating to Azazel in apocryphal lore is worth noting. According to the Sibylline Oracles, there are five angels who are tasked with bringing souls to God's judgement. Azazel's one of them. The others are Samael, Uriel, Ramiel, and Araqiel—the last two being counted among the renegade Grigori. Meanwhile, if playing Julia in the last area of Scenario Campaign, her dialogues strongly imply that Azazel is the same kind of being as the Ogre. Looking at the qualities associated with Samael (simultaneously good and evil) and Uriel (Mr. Playing with Fire, which isn't the Ogre's main schtick in-story), and recognizing that Ramiel may have been accepted back among the holy angels, elimination suggests that the Ogre is actually a heavily Shrouded in Myth Araqiel. So, with Araqiel and Azazel both out of the picture in this scenario, is there a chance that Ramiel will enter the equation, whether or not he wants to? (I'm looking at you, Heihachi...) Meanwhile, echoing from this...
The Kazama are also angel-human hybrids.The distinction here would be that whereas Nephilim like the Mishima's ancestors were genetically engineered to desolate the world, Gibborim like the Kazama's ancestors ("nephil" means "fallen", and it's pretty doubtful one could describe the Kazama that way; "Gibborim" is a good replacement term for now, despite its only-descriptive use in Genesis) came from natural, spontaneous love between human and angel. And not being engineered may make it that much more difficult for Azazel & Co. to influence them (think in terms of there being no blueprint to refer to). Of course, this also makes Jin even more of a prize for the Azazelic crowd (a Gibbor they can control?! PERFECT!)...
Jun was chosen, all right, but not for any holy plan.There's a question of how the Kazama, particularly Jun's deceased father, came to the conclusion that she was chosen. One moment of carelessness could be all it took for some Devil-sympathetic person/entity to dupe the line into thinking someone like Jun was chosen by the holy. The point is not that she was designed for an unholy plan (maybe one should think of not Jun specifically, but the Kazama family in general as the genuinely chosen-by-the-heavens unit; the deceit was to the effect that instead, only one individual would ever classify as "chosen"), but rather that the infernal crowd was waiting for someone like her that they could aim towards a Nephil like Kazuya. Just make it look like their dummy prophecy was specifically anticipating her. Result: Super-powered living weapon that only the mating of the holy (Jun) and the unholy (Kazuya) could result in. Jun and her father were had.
Leo speaks English over German because German has gender specific personal pronounsHence why TTTT has her speaking it now that there is official confirmation. No idea on the in-universe explanation.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2's "story"Since there is some form of story in TTT 2, I decided to make up a theory. Spoilers abound.
Where did Kunimitsu go?Kunimitsu's one of the few characters not to have made a comeback or received a true successor. In-universe, Yoshimitsu defeated and killed her during the events of Tekken 2, and the real-life reason for her non-return is that she was considered an unenjoyable character for the Tekken staff to work on.
Tekken 3's mimicry character Mokujin is replaced with Combot in Tekken 4, but then comes back as Mojukin for Tekken 5 and Tekken 6 because...No, not because Mokujin was a fan favorite, and Combot wasn't very well received by fans. It's because all the games with Mokujin in follow a very distinctive pattern, of which Tekken 4 stands distinct. Tekken 3 boasted the supernatural presence of Ogre, Tekken 5 boasted the supernatural presence of Jinpachi, Tekken 6 boasted the supernatural presence of Azazel. What supernatural presence did Tekken 4 boast? None, nothing. The final boss was Heihachi as the king of iron fist, and then the storymode usually ends (unless you're playing as Hwoarang, Lee, Jin or Kazuya) with no super powered demon afterwards, something that had not been seen in the Tekken franchise since the first installment. Why would Mokujin be there? He was replaced by combot for that game for a reason, because it was expressing technology over sorcery. With Mokujin coming back for Tekken 5, it's to show that the show went back to it's supernatural theme, and that supernatural wins over technology.
Mokujin's mimicry powers are becoming greaterNot because there happens to be more characters playable with every new game, so Mokujin has more characters to mimic... but because Mokujin only gains consciousness because of the supernatural force empowering him. Each new game where there is a supernatural force, sans Tekken 4, that demonic force is more powerful than the previous. Tekken 6's Azazel is seen as the most powerful force in Tekken up to date (creator of the devil gene, and the ultimate evil) and is more powerful than Tekken 5's Jinpachi Mishima (original CEO of Mishima Zaibatsu thought to be lost forever, possessed by some kind of demon), but even Jinpachi is greater than True Ogre (Jin didn't even need to have his devil gene activated to wipe out True Ogre). It makes sense why Mokujin is able to mimic more people.
Game predictions for Tekken 7, Tekken 8 and Tekken 9The games have followed a very distinct pattern throughout it's time, that if played right will probably repeat themselves in some format for later games. Tekken 1 had a boss system of a sub boss on round 8 (depending on who you start the game with), followed by Heihachi Mishima as the final boss on round 9. It had an in-game fight gimmick, the clever angle change option during a match, that has been abandoned in future titles. Tekken 2 kept the sub boss system to an extent, but expanded it to follow a middle boss -> sub boss -> final boss structure. Tekken 2 also brought in a more supernatural element, by introducing a new devil form of one of the current establishing characters as one of the standard bosses (Devil Kazuya) and with Heihachi being defeated in the prior tournament leading to a new C.E.O of Mishima Zaibatsu to take the position from him (consisting of someone to have been wronged by Heihachi in the past, in this case Kazuya), as well as introducing a female Kazama who plays an importance regarding the final bosses in storymode, and serving as a fixed opponent herself when you choose to play the game as the devil boss (Jun Kazama). So with an extended boss system, a new devil character, and a 2 way mishima clash giving rise to a new 'Mishima family' character, Tekken 2 had more going on. When Tekken 3 comes around, the middle boss structure is taken away in the main story mode (save for the Tekken Force side game only) and there are 2 big boss fights never seen in previous titles before (Ogre and True Ogre, if you count them as different characters in terms of models), and it gives rise to Jin Kazama taking after his father's routes (with the Mishima karate style).
If Tekken repeats gimmicks, then Jun will return as a canon fighter in Tekken 7, the same way Kazuya did in Tekken 4I was thinking about all the Jun hype for her returning in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and how the game treats it as if she has actually risen from the dead and returned, but then realized that the tag games aren't canon to the main Tekken storyline, so Jun is still missing and not yet part of the main Tekken plot since Tekken 2. But then I went back and thought about what I was feeling when I first saw the trailers for the first Tekken Tag Tournament after the latest released game was Tekken 3. We had Kazuya as a fairly central character in Tekken 1 and Tekken 2, then he was killed off. Throughout Tekken 3, and with his son Jin replacing him at the time, we were led to believe he was gone for good, and dead forever, and that upset many fans at the time. Then with the Tekken Tag Tournament promotion, Kazuya seemed to be the most promoted character despite the fact that many Tekken 2 characters were returning (Jun and all, who we were also led to believe was dead even back then). But no, the arcade/playstation intros, the box art, it was all about Kazuya. Non canon of course, but THEN Kazuya is resurrected in Tekken 4 and back into the main canon storyline, and him and Jin were kept with distinct movelists to stop them both being clones. With Jun so heavily promoted in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, what with her surprising reappearance in the intro, as well as being the final boss and all, it seems perfect to set it up for her grand return to the canon storyline in Tekken 7. Exactly the same way they did with Kazuya. Given that Kazuya was seen as a villain protagonist in Tekken 4, and given that all of the Mishimas (Heihachi, Kazuya and Jin) are all so corrupted now that none of them can barely pass as a protagonist in any shape, Jun may be the new main protagonist of Tekken 7 (her or Lars anyway).
The reason Ogre doesn't transform into True Ogre like Jin/Kazuya do with the Devil, and tags in and out like normal characters in Tekken Tag Tournament 1 and 2, is because they aren't the same OgreIn other words, there are multiple 'ogres' in the Tekken universe. The one in Tekken 3 was just one that happened to be left behind that Heihachi discovered. After Paul beats it, it later transforms into True Ogre. In Jin's ending, he completely destroys True Ogre.. Yet in Tekken 5's Devil Within, True Ogre is apparently back, after we see it completely dissolve back in Tekken 3, but looks different even before he transforms into Monstrous Ogre. It's possible this isn't the same Ogre at all, but only attacked Jin because he thought he was an intruder. Now in Tekken Tag 2, True Ogre looks even MORE different, his body is much darker, fur is more white, and the single snake for one arm has been replaced by many snakes, leading to the possibility it isn't the same Ogre as before either. It's even named 'Ogre' rather than True Ogre (because 'True Ogre' is only used in context when comparing it to the pre-evolved stage of Ogre as he was in T3, suggesting this is an entirely different Ogre that just looks similar to T3's True Ogre). Then you have the return of T3's pre-evolved Ogre, but it's called Ancient Ogre instead, as in "this is an Ogre from a long time ago'. And just like in the first TTT they do not transform into each other when partnered, they tag in and out as if they were still different characters. Then you can take into account that, when playing T3 and TTT, Ogre and True Ogre have costumes that don't resemble each other's given appearances at all (it's worse for True Ogre, even his mouth and physiology changes). For this reason, it's possible to assume there are many different 'ogres' and 'true ogres', but we've only encountered a few. Extra/new costumes are just to allude to the possibility of more.
Angel is Kazuya's Mother, and Heihachi's wife Kazumi MishimaI don't have anything to support this, I just think it's a nifty idea. Kazuya's mother protecting him, and trying to suppress his Devil Gene, in a similar matter to how Jun Kazama, as Jin's mother, tries to suppress his devil gene through her angelic presence. Plus it's implied by the Tekken Motion Picture that Kazumi died either during, or shortly after Kazuya's birth, meaning she's dead, and that she was kind hearted which implies she's in heaven, ergo angel.
Unknown is Jun's sister as originally planned, but also Jun herself at the same timeOk, I'll break it down. Namco originally intended for Unknown to be Jun's sister in TTT 1, but this concept was scrapped it seems, and she remained rather ambiguous. She shared a few similarities with Jun in appearance, and even started off with Jun's movelist by default, which led people at the time to think she was a possessed/Devil Jun. However she was a different height to Jun, which suggested they were different people, meaning she could be Jun's sister because this explained why she defaulted to the Kazama martial arts moveset, and looked sort of similar. When Jun, and consequently Unknown, return for TTT 2, Unknown becomes a new form for Jun, we even see her transform into her, and they are now the same height. It's likely the Unknown of TTT 1 isn't the same as the one in TTT 2, and that the former is Jun's sister, and the latter is Jun herself. It's likely that the Kazama have a curse too, and that Jun met the same fate as her sister. The reason the characters are both referred to as 'Unknown' because it's left ambiguous for a reason, as in no one (even characters in the Tekken universe) knows who she is/they are or what she's/they're called... because her name is literally unknown, so she's called Unknown. If she finally features in a canon game, and is integrated into the storyline, Namco will be forced to reveal her name as 'Demon Jun' or something.
Jun stopped using the German Suplex......because of the Chris Benoit murder\suicide. As Darker and Edgier as she may be she didn't want to use a move that is linked to someone who killed his family.
Snoop Dogg will become a DLC characterRemember how Snoop appeared in a fighting game, namely Def Jam: Fight For New York? This is all an elaborate set up to let him return to the fighting game scene. For all we know, Namco could be in talks with EA right now to bring Snoop and his Def Jam gimmick as Crow to Tekken. Ah... I can just smell the Broken Base when that happens.
Unknown is Dark Is Not Evil.
Ogre corrupted Jun into Unknown
Somewhere along the line, Jun and Jin watched Sons of Anarchy.
Jin is the latest reincarnation of Ivy.
Lili's "devil" add ons are the result of a failed experiement...Lili, somehow, managed to find out about Lars by doing "research" on him, despite it being established that all records of him were basically wiped. Lili, obviously has INCREDIBLE resources and connections. So, she contacted a major organization (possibly G-Corp, or perhaps a subsidary of her father's company) or start one herself dedicated to making a power suit that mimics the Devil Gene powers so that she and Jin could battle on even ground. The parts on Tekken 6 are either a prototype, or a failed model.
Steve and Leo will team up to take down Kazuya in the next TAG gameThis is just an idea, since Leo's mother was involved in Steve's upbringing, they're striving for similar goals. Leo wants revenge and Steve wants to confront the Zaibatsu on his cloning from Nina, not that he knows yet. Following that....
Nina will be the one to reveal all to Leo and Steve
The creators of the Avatar franchise got their inspiration for Korra from Asuka Kazama.
Kunimitsu is TranssexualKunimitsu underwent a drastic change between Tekken 1 and Tekken 2. In Tekken 1, her voice is identical to Yoshimitsu's, and although with the in-game models it's difficult to tell (since, you know, mid-90s 3D graphics...), in the small amount of CGI art showcasing Tekken 1 Kunimitsu, she has a very masculine figure, and does not have pronounced breasts at all. In Tekken 2, her figure is much more feminine, with visible breasts and a slimmer waist, and a new, female voice. Assuming that she started taking estrogen shortly after Tekken 1, with Tekken 2 taking place two years later, this would've been enough time for her body to change into a more 'female' form. As for her voice, presumably she simply had lots of practice over the previous two years, and so by Tekken 2 she is able to speak in a female tone relatively comfortably. This would also explain her height - 5'8'' is extraordinarily tall for a Japanese woman, but about average for a Japanese man.
Asuka will become increasingly involved in the Mishima and Devil Gene affairs.Despite not being all the consequential to it so far, combined with the supposed, and demonstrated, ability to negate the Devil Gene, and Jun's passing on, whether she's here to stay since Tag 2 or not, means that one way or another she may have to involve herself in her aunt's place to help mediate the tense relationship in her usual way, which her hobby of doing so between people in her hometown may even have been building up to, not even mentioning her status as a Kazama, and what kind of connections that alone puts her in. Whether she succeeds or not in mediation is another thing entirely, but if this turns out to be the case, Asuka as a character will find herself with a great deal more spotlight in the future.
Jinpachi was possessed by an entity, that resulted from a fusion of the genes of Devil and OgreIn a way, pretty much exactly what Heihachi was trying to achieve between the third and fourth tournaments. Jinpachi's purple aura suggests Devil blood, but his fire attacks and demon form's stomach mouth suggest Ogre blood. It could be possible that Ogre DNA that Heihachi collected and stored at the Mishima Zaibatsu labs, as well as Devil DNA from Kazuya that G Corporation were storing too, came into contact at some point. Creating the 'vengeful ghost', it's reasons for revenge somewhat unclear, that needed a host that had the blood of a Mishima to carry out it's objective. Heihachi, for some reason, cannot seem to be possessed. Kazuya and Jin already had possessed blood, and Lars had not been outed as a Mishma yet. But when the Jack 4s destroyed Hon Maru in vain attempt to kill Heihachi, and Jinpachi was freed, the entity finally had a Mishima it could possess. Additionally, it was said that the ghost that possessed Jinpachi told him to 'destroy all people', which was what Azazel wanted to do, and Julia Chang makes a reference in Tekken 6's Scenario Campaign on how similar Ogre and Azazel are, and Azazel has Jinpachi's stun attack. If Jinpachi does have Ogre blood, then that's why Devil Jin takes on an 'ogre' appearance in his T5 ending after absorbing Jinpachi's demon.
Mokujin in unaffected by a Devil gene presence, only an Ogre presenceHence why he's not in Tekken 1, 2 or 4. If we buy into the notion that Jinpachi's vengeful demon, Ogre and Azazel are related somehow, then it's that common presence they all share that activates Mokujin. Devil genes clearly do nothing, Kazuya and Jin were both kicking around prominently in Tekken 4, and Mokujin wasn't anywhere. Hell, Kazuya's devil power was at the max in Tekken 2, and that still did nothing.
Jin fought Jun in Devil WithinThe boss of stage 4, the glowing white orb, looks remarkably similar to the one Jun turns into in her TTT 2 ending. Granted, both of these are uncanon (well AT THE MOMENT anyway)..
An epic final boss will be planned for a Tekken Revolution updateI mean why else would Mokujin, Tetsujin AND Kinjin be knocking about?
Angel is Leo's motherSeriously, look how similar they appear.
The demon that possessed Jinpachi is called EnmaHis fireball attack is called Enma's fury, go figure!
Jun was the one who manipulated Kazuya into sleeping with her, and allowing Kazuya to be killed by HeihachiKazuya never wanted a son, or heir (because, mirroring his relationship with his own father, that would mean more competition). With the devil gene, he was quite contempt with living forever and/or basically destroying humanity. And given his current frame of mind, sexytimes was probably the last thing on his mind. Jun had a mission to weaken the devil spirit, she sensed strongly within Kazuya. To do that, she made Kazuya sleep with her, knowing full well that his DNA would pass through, infusing half of Devil's DNA into her womb, thus making Kazuya's Devil weaker. Thus, allowing Heihachi to overcome and defeat Kazuya (where as, before, Kazuya had the edge over him). That Jun is rather crafty!
Based on the previously Jossed theory about Lili having the Devil Gene...
Jun, Michelle and Kunimitsu will all return in Tekken 7.
The reason why Heihachi is the way he is to Kazuya is...
Hall of Judgement is limbo, Naraku is hell, Heavingly Garden is Heaven, and Fallen Garden is purgatoryThe protagonist is kept ambiguous deliberately through Tekken Tag 2, and there are limitless options for the first time to create pretty much any character you want. Tekken Tag Tournament 2's story reflects your players characters quandary with the afterlife. Street Figther X Tekken due seem to have a slight glow to them, which lends towards this theory....at least to me.
Nina Williams is a plot device that Namco uses, to show clearly who is the antagonist and who is the protagonistThat is, she is ordered and sent by the antagonist, to defend them from the protagonist, which is handy in a series where every Mishima family member has dodged back and forth through the alignments a couple of times, and it's difficult to know who is what anymore. This WMG has happened twice already. First of all in Tekken 3, Ogre as the antagonist brainwashes Nina to help defend itself against the protagonist Jin Kazama. Then interestingly, in Tekken 6, Jin's role and dynamic completely shifts, and now he is the antagonist using Nina in the very same way, to defend himself from the new protagonist, Lars Alexandersson. So you see, there's more to her than 'Nina vs Anna again'.
Gon will be written into the canon storyline... and will be the son of Mama Roger, and Alex.
Each Mishima is based off a Dragonball Z saiyanKazuya is Vegeta, Lee is Trunks, [young] Heihachi is King Vegeta, Jinpachi is Broly, Jin is Gohan, and Lars is Goku.
Marshall hates Lili in his TTT 2 netsu chart, because Lili previously beat Forest.You can clearly see Forest's attire on the opponent Lili grounded in her DR prologue. Marshall is annoyed because someone harmed his son.
Similarily to the WMG above, Bob probably hates Ganryu for similar reasonsI found it strange that Bob and Ganryu's special win pose has them doing a belly five, and showing pride in each other's girth (and Slim Bob's win pose with Ganryu has him being jealous because he doesn't have that weight anymore/wants it back), but yet according to the netsu system Bob hates Ganryu storyline wise, and that's why it takes longer for rage to be activated. But I realized that Bob first decided to put on weight, because his storyline told of him constantly losing to opponents of bigger weight, and that's what gave him the incentive to put his weight on, so he could win the type of matches he previously lost. It hit me, Ganryu was one of the 'larger' opponents Bob lost to when he was slim before.
The next Tekken game will be a retelling of Tekken 1-3Simply because Namco is following exactly the same format for Tekken, that Midway Games has done for Mortal Kombat:
The Noh Theater stage in Tekken 6, is the same location as The Hall Of Judgement (TTT 2)/Tiger Dojo (T3/TTT)The tide is high, because of the global disaster, and environmental chaos, Jin has engineered.
Unknown's spirit has been manipulating all of the main Mishima events of Tekken, since before the first game, in order to resurrect itself into Jun's bodyBasically, it somehow curses Kazumi (Heihachi's wife, Kazuya's mother) to die during childbirth, beginning Heihachi's initial hatred of Kazuya, which eventually leads to Heihachi tossing Kazuya off a cliff. Knowing Kazuya will give into Devil's offer, and become resurrected to kill Heihachi, it arranges for Jun Kazama to investigate Kazuya at the same time, forcing the two to meet, predicting their eventual meet (attraction, impulse, or however you want to interpret it), which will lead to the conception of Jin. Jun presumably 'died' before Tekken 3 (at the hands of Ogre, or ironically Devil Jin if you believe the fan theories), and her soul passed on, but the 'thing' (Unknown) was able to claim her lifeless body as a host for it's spirit, but it needed the world to be full of chaos, for Kazuya and Jin to clash, and for Azazel to be resurrected, for there to be enough spiritual energy. It is eventually able to reanimate Jun's body, and walk around in it as a vessel.
Kazuya is going to betray Kazumi and throw away his love to herC'mon, he's been the shining example of Bait the Dog (the God of it, in fact), and starting with 5, whatever 'good' deeds he might sprung up with would turn out to be nefarious in the end, even if they usually fall into non-canon territory. Case in points: 5: After reminiscing the good memories with Jinpachi, he killed him in cold blood (eventually non-canon because Jin won). 6: Took over G Corporation to oppose Jin's world war? No, he still has no standards, he's still a Villain with Good Publicity through and through. Tag Tournament 2: Ignores Jun's attempts to 'save' him, and in his ending, absorbs Unknown (Jun) and gleefully laughing. So what's stopping Kaz to backstab his mom and crossing the grandest of all Moral Event Horizon?
So, the plot for Tekken 7So far, Harada has confirmed that Kazumi was the REAL origin of the Devil Gene, and that she didn't die in childbirth, but was murdered by Heihachi, shortly before he threw Kazuya off the cliff. Likewise, Harada confirmed that Tekken 7 was going to solve some of the big questions of the Tekken-verse, including "Heihachi's reasons for killing Kazumi, throwing off Kazuya and hunting Jin down, the Devil Gene's origin and the final conclusion among the Mishima's blood battle". My guess, based on the Tekken 7 trailer, was that Kazumi and Jinpachi (who I assume is the "mystery man" of the trailer) both feared what Heihachi would do with the Devil Gene if he realized Kazuya had it, and both set out to stop him - first Jinpachi, and then Kazumi when Jinpachi was defeated (and presumably imprisoned within the Hon Maru Temple). However, Kazumi's Devil Gene powers got out of control during the battle, and Heihachi was forced to kill her while she was in her Devil form. Needless to say, he doesn't take it well, and it was BECAUSE of this trauma that he threw Kazuya over a cliff in the first place. As for the present events, that's still anybody's guess. Presumably, both Kazumi and Jun/Unknown will come Back from the Dead (and 9 out of 10 odds that they'll SERIOUSLY Come Back Wrong, especially if Kazumi has the Devil Gene and Jun has Unknown), and whoever was responsible for the Devil Gene (assuming it somehow isn't Kazumi) will end up being the Bigger Bad, and True Final Boss. As for "the final conclusion among the Mishima's blood battle" - knowing this series, this probably will NOT end well.